I’m aware we are nearly halfway through September and this is the last in August's box. The lapse in posts has been down to a mix of work and a diet. Trust me, if it were my choice and I had a better metabolism I would be posting every day! Anyway, on with the show!
That Boutique-y Whisky Company - creators of some of the most inventive labelling I have ever experienced. Cartoon graphic labels created by Emily Chappell are individual to each bottling and contain distillery information and industry in-jokes. A bottle from TBWC really does add a certain contrast on your shelf - I recently bought a bottle of the Longmorn 25-Year-Old and am just waiting for a suitable occasion to open it.
This particular expression is a Teaspooned Malt. Now, what does that mean? In reality, it means that you are getting a 99.99% Glenfiddich with just the smallest drop of another malt added. That is the reason that this 19 year old bottle is such value, being sold at around £70. My Notes:
Appearance: Golden Amber
Nose: Toffee sweetness from an earthy cut grass note; oaky vanilla with a light hint of clove. The notes say marmalade which is a note I have never previously picked up. I got a jar from the cupboard and with the two side by side I absolutely get it!
Taste: The woody dryness is offset by caramel sweetness in a typically Speyside manner.
Finish: Sweet malted biscuits for a reasonably short time.
I really enjoyed this and am now really keen to try more of the range. Being such a fan of Macallan, I would love to try the 30-Year-Old bottle, but 1) it is nearly £600 (which is still good value for a 30YO Macallan) and (2) it appears to be sold out. Note to That Boutique-y Whisky Company: please do another Macallan!
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